Image: Winter 2011-12 Opening Party. Photo by OhhhJoeyPhotography.

Group Visits

Elementary, secondary and post-secondary school groups are encouraged to book a tour with our trained Gallery Attendants. Please review the following tour options:


Arranged tours are $3 per person. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, and cover all 3 exhibitions on view. Tours must be booked at least 1 week in advance. To schedule an arranged tour, please complete our tour request form or call 416.973.4949. 
  • Group size is kept to approximately 20 people. For larger groups, an additional Gallery Attendant will be required at an additional cost of $50.

  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by gallery staff who will assist your group’s check-in and store any coats and personal belongings. 

  • On the tour, we will share highlights of our current exhibitions and facilitate interactive discussions on contemporary art.

  • Tours last approximately 45 minutes. 

  • In general, 1 hour and 30 minutes allows enough time for additional browsing through the gallery and a visit to our Gallery Shop.

  • The Power Plant does not have a restaurant, but there are a variety of places to eat in the area. Please click here to explore our neighbourhood, find directions to the gallery, and learn more about gallery etiquette.

Tour + Hands-on Activity

Tours can be paired with an optional hands-on art-making activity. These workshops can be modified to best suit your group’s age level and needs, and are tailored to each exhibition. Tours with an added activity last approximately 2 hours.These workshops must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance, and can only be booked Mondays through Fridays. The cost of a guided tour with a hands-on activity is $12 per student.To schedule an hands-on activity and tour, please complete our tour request form or call 416.973.4949.

Our Summer 2019 hands-on activity options are:

In this workshop, participants will explore the themes of trust and belief in the works of Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joriege. Groups will create a series of optical illusions using drawing techniques with pencil crayons and markers. Once their drawings are complete, viewers will see things that are not there, like levitating objects and ghost images.

This workshop draws inspiration from Thomas J Price’s exhibition Ordinary Men. The artist asks us to consider who we look up to as individuals and communities. His work often features faces of people who are not typically celebrated or monumentalized. Participants in this activity will create a personalized trophy of an icon to celebrate a special person in their life using spray-painted cardboard and markers.

Mario Pfeifer presents a series of three-video installations in his exhibition If you end up with the story you started with, then you’re not listening along the way. Participants in this workshop will explore the history of film by creating a zoetrope to display their hand-drawn animation. A zoetrope is an early film animation device that creates the illusion of motion by displaying a sequence of drawings in phases of that motion. Participants will first draw their animation using pencil crayons and markers and will assemble the zoetrope using Bristol board.
  • Group size is between a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 25. We also suggest 1 chaperone for every 5 students under 5 years old, 1:10 for students under 11 years old, 1:15 for students aged 11-16 years old, 1:20 for students aged 16-18 years old.

  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by gallery staff who will assist your group’s check-in and store any coats and personal belongings.

  • The 15-30 minute discussion-based tour will highlight one of our current exhibitions, and the 1 hour and 30 minutes hands-on activity will follow, for a total of 2 hours.

  • Gallery Staff will lead your group through the hands-on art-making activity, which will be tailored to your group’s age level and needs.

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